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Hemelse Modder

Oude Waal 11hs, 1011 BZ AmsterdamSee map

Average price €40

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Dit restaurant bestaat al sinds 1984 en doet het nog steeds bijzonder goed. Het is een plek waar je naartoe gaat voor een ongedwongen avondje uit eten met gerechten zonder al te veel poespas. Op de kaart staan alleen maar gerechten uit West-Europa, denk Franse gerechten, Hollandse gerechten, gerechten uit Engeland etc. Een risotto of iets Aziatisch zal je hier dan ook niet snel op het menu vinden. De zaak is sober, maar knus ingericht en je hebt ook nog eens mooi uitzicht over de gracht.

Geschreven door: Susam Pang van

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Tip van bySam: Laat ruimte over voor het dessert en sluit je maal af met hemelse modder, want tja dat hoort toch eigenlijk wel hier.

Restaurant menu

  • Average price €40
    Special request
Crispy potatoe biscuit with kohlrabi cream, kohlrabi salad, roasted tomato and green herbal salsa.
Savory herb cake au gratin with sheep's cheese, with cepes sauce, carrots, shallot chutney and onion chips.
Pan fried cod fillet with mussel-tarragon sauce, roasted La Ratte potato, marinated black radish and pointed cabbage with samphire.

Dietary options

Gluten free, Organic food, Vegetarian dishes
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Ratings & Reviews


based on 1126 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Clelia C.
    Clelia C.
    • 5 reviews

    We were there for lunch. Minimal forniture and sophisticated atmosphere. The service was excellent as well as the food. Good choice of wines. One other relevant detail which makes the difference: in the women toilet sanitary pads are freely available to the guests.

    • 14 reviews

    Always a great place for a really good dinner with nice people. Just love it there

  3. Inge k.
    Inge k.
    • 35 reviews

    Very welcoming and nice to be remembered as we have been before. The restaurant has adapted well to the new regulations. For example, there is a sink with water and soap at the entrance of the restaurant where all guests are expected to wash their hands before entering. Then there are very nice table settings for people who wish to sit near each other but who are not from the same household. Foodwise; Hemelse Modder has not lost their touch - wonderful food with nice wine parings.

  4. Corinne c.
    Corinne c.
    • one review

    Great food & service. The staff took very good care and took the necessary covid precautions. Highly recommend going for dinner at Hemelse Modder!

  5. Justin S.
    Justin S.
    • one review

    Was the best meal of our trip! Dishes were beautifully presented with fabulous flavours, wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

  6. Elvira N.
    Elvira N.
    • 4 reviews


  7. Thomas T.
    Thomas T.
    • 3 reviews

    Good selection of main courses, starters, soups. Prices are very good for the value. Service was friendly and attentive. Nice selection of house wines and bottled wines. Fairly simple decor, and light background music; the noise level was relatively low. I've been coming to Hemelse Modder for many years whenever I visit Amsterdam, and it has always been completely enjoyable. I always check the menu online, and there is always at least one main course that I would like, and have gone back later in the trip when there are more than one.

  8. Skylar S.
    Skylar S.
    • 7 reviews

    We got there at 19:00 and left 10 past 22:00. The food was good but our waiters were a bit slow. We waited close to half an hour between courses and they forgot when we ordered a few things. I was upset by the other guests as well who did ruin the atmosphere because they were very unaware of themselves. We sat by the entrance door and people kept leaving the doors open and let all the cold air come in. Several times someone in my party got up to close the doors. Other guests would also take off their coats and bump us. The tables were a bit close together, making it a bit hard to get out to use the bathroom or get out. I really recommend the dessert the place is named after! I would go again on a less busy night. The food quality was truly excellent, based on that alone, they deserve a good review. I just with other things were aso in line!

  9. Sandra Q.
    Sandra Q.
    • one review

    Wonderful meal, lovely, friendly service.

  10. Viktor H.
    Viktor H.
    • one review

    Such a lovely place i can only recommend! We had a great Christmas dinner here and the service was excellent

  11. Federico r.
    Federico r.
    • 3 reviews

    Perfect dinner, very nice service, good location, nice atmosphere, very kind waiters, very good food, Dutch dishes. Very very recommended!!

  12. Marco D.
    Marco D.
    • one review

    This restaurant has been suggested by a famous tourist guide to me and I deceided to try it. Risearch and experimentation in every dishes and a fast service makes this a place to frequent. I would raccomend if they put up the heating and enlarge the wine choice.

  13. Mick c.
    Mick c.
    • one review

    Very interesting menu that exceeded expectations coupled with great service - they were very accommodative regarding food allergies

  14. Michelle F.
    Michelle F.
    • 30 reviews

    We walked in and were greeting with such friendly service! The dishes that we got were packed with flavour. It was perfect comforting food on a cool autumn night. I look forward to returning!

  15. Marcello c.
    Marcello c.
    • 3 reviews

    Great restaurant, with a delicious cuisine and a very friendly atmosphere and service. Definitely a place to dine!

  16. Michael H.
    Michael H.
    • one review

    Absolutely wonderful food Drinks took a bit of time to come but at least it kept us sober. Lol Would recommend to everyone Make sure you ring in advance

  17. Klopbakken M.
    Klopbakken M.
    • 4 reviews

    The food and drinks was very good. But the service was unfortunately a bit slow. The atmosphere in the restaurant was also very calm and relaxed.

  18. Piotr B.
    Piotr B.
    • one review

    Absolutely worth trying. Dutch typical tastes in modern look. Excellent service.

  19. Mike E.
    Mike E.
    • 12 reviews

    Excellent night out.

  20. SAGARRA L.
    • 14 reviews

    Always great food and friendly service. Just love it !!! One of my favorite in Amsterdam. Try it !!!! In summer the back terrace is also great. Don’t miss the frenchbfries

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More information

Opening time

Tuesday - Sunday

lunch 11h30am - 5pm

dinner 5pm - 10pm


dinner 5pm - 10pm

How to get to the restaurant

Oude Waal 11hs, 1011 BZ, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Public transport

Op loopafstand van Amsterdam Centraal Station

Directions to get there

In de buurt van de Nieuwmarkt

Paid parking in the neighborhood

About the restaurant

On a short city trip it is hard to find a restaurant which represents the feeling of that city - one that makes you feel welcome, offers good food an terrific wines.

Hemelse Modder is that restaurant in Amsterdam.

You can find us close to the Central Station in quiet neighborhood, and situated on a beautiful canal.


European, Good for groups, Romantic, Terrace, Christmas, Mother's Day, New year's eve, , Travelers' Choice 2020, Valentine's Day


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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 60 people)

, Wheelchair Accessible

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